Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cold Cucumber Soup

If you have a garden this summer, at some point soon you may find yourself overrun with cucumbers. Just a few plants produce so many of these crisp crunchy veggies, you may not be able to eat enough salads to use them up! Or maybe you're just craving a light, cool, simple lunch - and now is the time you'll find lots of fresh cucumbers at the farmer's market. Well, here's a super easy summer recipe we love at the Inn: Cold Cucumber Soup. It's just too easy and delicious not to try making it yourself.

Cold Cucumber Soup:

3 cucumbers peeled, leaving some green for color
1 cup sour cream (if you're feeling decadent)
    OR plain yogurt (for the lighter side)
Salt & pepper to taste

Put everything in a blender and puree until creamy

If you're a fan of mint or other herbs like dill or cilantro, you can add a few pinches of one of these fresh seasonings into the ingredients while you puree.

Garnish with a little chopped cucumber and mint
That's it!

Cool, creamy, fragrant summer goodness - Enjoy!